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29 de febrero de 2020

Vernal Pools of the Anacostia River Watershed

Hello Anacostia watershed biodiversity enthusiasts,

The Anacostia Watershed Society (AWS) has started a preliminary inventory of the vernal pools of the Anacostia River watershed. The purpose of the project is to create a baseline for future conservation actions to protect the remnant vernal pools of the watershed in partnership with government agencies (landowners), area residents, friends of groups and other stakeholders.

We would like to know the more hidden vernal pools in your neck of the woods, preferably in public lands. We will then prioritize conservation efforts on the vernal pools that have the presence of indicator species such as: wood frogs, spadefoot frogs, mole salamanders and fairy shrimp.

To learn more about vernal pools read our recent blog post: https://www.anacostiaws.org/blog/vernal-pool-season.html

This is a wonderful guide to the vernal pools of our region by EPA: http://www.dnrec.delaware.gov/fw/dplap/information/Documents/Mid-Atlantic%20Seasonal%20Ponds%20-%20EPA.pdf

Please send us a message with information about a vernal pool you may know at info@anacostiaws.org

You are the most active herp observers in the watershed so I would appreciate any info if you are willing to share:
@belyykit @jmgconsult @treichard @hholbrook @erininmd @aletaquinn @muir @carrieseltzer


Jorge Bogantes
Natural Resources Specialist

Publicado el febrero 29, 2020 01:57 MAÑANA por anacostiabiota anacostiabiota | 3 comentarios | Deja un comentario